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AMTA Clarification for the 7:30 Report

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) acknowledges it incorrectly claimed recently that some plastics from the process of recycling mobile phones are used in the production of furniture.

Safety is the most important call you can make this Christmas

AMTA backed Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson's message for people to use mobiles safely when driving this Christmas.

Victoria jumps the gun on mobile phone contracts

The mobile phone industry is concerned that the Victorian government has jumped the gun on telecommunications contracts. Victoria runs the risk of creating confusion and uncertainty for consumers and industry.

A Mobile Xmas Present for the Environment

People getting a new mobile phone as a present this Christmas should consider putting the old one in a recycling bin to ensure it is disposed of safely.

Mobile Phone Jamming Devices Not Solution to Smuggling in Prisons

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) supports the Australian Government’s ban on jamming devices that block mobile phone signals, following confirmation from the Indian government that the technology is not a viable solution to stop smuggling in prisons.

Mobile Phone Sales On Track For Record Year

Mobile phone handset sales in Australia are on track to achieve record levels this year with sales for the nine months of this year 45% ahead of the same period last year, according to new industry figures.

Swedish study finds no overall risk of ear nerve cancer for regular mobile phone users, but more research needed for long term analogue users

A Swedish population-based case-control study has found no increased risk of a rare benign cancer of the ear nerve and regular mobile phone use. The study has also reported the “ suggests an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with [analogue] mobile phone use of at least 10 years’ duration.” However, this result was based on only a small sample, because of the rarity of the disease.

Launch Of New Research Agenda On Social Impact Of Mobile Telephones

Australia’s leading social scientists have joined with the mobile telecommunications industry in a world first to develop a research agenda to gain a wider understanding of the social impact of mobile phones.

Recent Innovations Provide Mobile Industry with Strong Platform for Growth

Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry contributes $4.8 billion a year to the local economy and is positioned for strong growth opportunities with the roll out of third-generation technology (3G) mobile phones, a new report finds.The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) today released the industry report, which measures the economic impact of the mobile telecommunications industry on the Australian economy.

Mobile Telephone Industry Welcomes New ‘Rebirthing’ Law

The Australian mobile telecommunications industry welcomes legislation passed by the Senate last night, making it a criminal offence to “rebirth” stolen mobile phones by illegally modifying a phone’s electronic serial number.
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